Women are the fastest growing group of people in prison, and many are mothers who have been separated from their children. Outcomes for women who leave prison are much better when they are reunited with children and children fare better when they are with mom.
Sponsors’ Bothy Cottage houses women with their children, providing a safe, healthy environment, parenting classes and a structured learning environment.
Bothy Cottage opened its doors in March, 2014 to full capacity. The staff has been trained to provide the parenting curriculum Parenting Inside Out.
With our Reunite in a Supportive Environment (RISE) program inside the Bothy Cottage, we can provide greater support for mothers and their children: parenting education and coaching; a chance to share a house with other families; and a home with a play area. With RISE, children will have access to support services through one of our community partnerships.